Why Land Rover Still Remains Popular After All These Years
Even though the first Land Rover’s were made in 1948 (oddly enough predating the establishment of the Land Rover company by 30 years) they have remained a mainstay of the global automotive industry. The question is why? This is a brand of motor vehicle that has been able to weather the storms of numerous global economic downturns and changing styles. Until very recently the Land Rover Defender was one of the mainstays of the company – and it had undergone very few changes (most of them cosmetic) in 30 years of production. Even though the venerable defender is sadly not produced anymore there are still thousands of the nearly 2 million that were produced on roads that would punish the affrontery of any other off-road style vehicle that had the temerity to brave their punishing potholed and dirt surfaces.
Today Land Rover vehicles remain a firm favorite among those who want rock-solid performance – but now there are models of Land Rover that also boast class-leading comfort and luxury. So Land Rover brings to the party a great choice for those who want a variety of performance specifications from their motor vehicles.
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There is of course the latest iteration of the Defender – the Defender 80. This mid-size SUV has been around as a concept for a number of years – but the latest models take the defender name to new heights. It boasts a price point that enables it to go head to head with Ford and Jeep (in the form of its evergreen Wrangler). It has space for four adults and a generous amount of luggage and in its baseline model will allow for easy cleaning and a minimum of fiddly bits and bobs (althoough a top of the range infotainment system will be available) – making it perfect for those who want to take on the great outdoors.
Then there is the Discovery lineup. This is the perfect SUV for those who want to enjoy an urban lifestyle – but still want the option of going on an off-road adventure that requires legendary Land Rover toughness. The larger models have space for up to seven – and it can be equipped with luxury features that allow it to go head-to-head with some of the most luxurious SUVs in the world. The availability of a diesel or powerful petrol V6 adds to the allure. This is a great choice for those who want to enjoy luxury and the chance to really start a journey of exploration in terrain that may make the drivers of lesser SUV’s blanche at the prospect.
Then, of course, there is the now-legendary Range Rover. this is the car for drivers who want to explore the upper reaches of luxury. It is available in a number of models, including the fashion-forward Evoque which has all the bells and whistles of its bigger brothers, but in a more petite package. But for those who want the ultimate in power and style and want that Land Rover experience there can be only one – the Supercharged Range Rover Sport. With more than 500 horsepower on tap and a magnificent lineup of luxury features, it does face pretenders to the throne in products from marques such as Mercedes Benz and BMW (as well as Porsche), but when the rubber meets the dirt the Range Rover reigns supreme. For more information on the Land Rover jeep series, in particular where to pick up parts, simply visit Shielder Land Rover Parts Ireland.
So in answer to the question of why drivers are still in love with Land Rover the answer comes down to a number of factors, a pedigree ancestry, legendary off-road performance and a choice of experiences that range from the hardcore to the wonderfully appointed models at the top of the Land Rover range.